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that the compromises are going to happen, too. host koza what do we do to sort of create the environment now that promotes compromise? is it possible -- is it just something that happens when a nation is creative and not any nation as continued? >> guest: there have been a lot of times in history. i think the constitution is a very good -- i call it in the book an engine of compromise that propels us towards compromise and one of the ways it does it is it is used to shut the whole thing down, but it's for any government a couple of people in congress can do it, a few people on the supreme court can do it. it's much easier to keep things from happening than to let things happen. what drives compromise is the need to do something, the need to move forward to get we are always going to have a lot of political theater, and i love that. i come at this with an anguish major with a background in theater. i love the theatrical elements of our politics. i think it's fascinating. it's a dramatic, its common and tragic. it's just a wonderful bit of literature. in the and the founding generation had a c
: what do we do to create the sort of environment now that promotes compromise? is it just something that happens when a nation is created, not when a nation is continued? >> guest: i think there have been a lot of times in our history, i think the constitution is a good dish call it in the book an engine of compromise. it propels us towards compromise, and one way is by making it easy to shut the whole thing down. it takes very little to bring government to a grinding halt. a couple of people in congress can do it. a president can do it. a few people on the supreme court can do it. it's much easier to keep things from happening than to make things happen, and what drives compromise is the need to do something. the need to move fur. i think that we have -- we always going to have a lot of political theater, and i love that. political -- i was an english major with a background in theater, and so i love the theatrical element of our politics. i think it's fascinating. i think it's dramatic, comic, tragic, a wonderful bit of literature. >> host: in the end, the founding generation had
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